The select committee’s latest hearing comes just days after the panel received a trove of footage shot by a British documentarian who was given access to former president Donald Trump and his inner circle in the last months of his presidency
Documentarian Alex Holder tells Andrew Feinberg that former president Donald Trump’s family did not seem concerned by the prospect of violence as January 6 approached
John Eastman had put forth the proposal for then vice-president Mike Pence to halt the certification of electoral votes
A conservative lawyer who aided former President Donald Trump’s efforts to undo the 2020 election results and who has been repeatedly referenced in House hearings on the January 6assault on the Capitol said on Monday that federal agents seized his cellphone last week.
John Eastman said the agents took his phone as he left a restaurant last Wednesday evening, the same day law enforcement officials conducted similar activity around the country as part of broadening investigations into efforts by Trump allies to overturn the election results in an unsuccessful bid to keep the Republican president in power. Continue reading...
Cryptic posts on 8kun ask ‘Shall we play a game once more?’ and ‘Are you ready to serve your country again?’
The leader of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which captivated a wave of Donald Trump supporters and infiltrated the Republican party, began posting again over the weekend, after nearly two years of silence.
“Q”, as the figurehead of the movement is known, published three cryptic posts on a message board on Friday night – the account’s first posts since December 2020. Continue reading...
Disclosure of subpoenas for board members by blank cheque firm Digital World is latest blow to Donald Trump’s social media plans
A US federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to the board members of the company merging with Donald Trump’s social media company, Truth Social.
The disclosure, made on Monday by the blank cheque company Digital World Acquisition Corporation, is the latest blow to Trump’s plans to take Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the creator of Truth Social, public. Continue reading...
The challenge now – for women everywhere – is to fight through our fear, and make our courage count
The US supreme court has overturned Roe v Wade and, with it, nearly 50 years of women’s abortion rights in America.
The activism of the six ultraconservative justices – three of whom were appointed by former US president Donald Trump – shreds precedent in more ways than one. It is the first time in their history that Americans have woken up in the “land of the free” with fewer rights than they had the night before. Continue reading...
Donald Trump relentlessly pressured top officials at the justice department to pursue groundless claims of voter fraud in an unsuccessful effort to cling to power, according to testimony the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection heard on Thursday. The testimony by former acting US deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue included a claim Trump urged him 'to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election'. Continue reading...
Donald Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, thought Trump might have refused to leave office at all had the Department of Justice not immediately investigated and disproved his lies about electoral fraud in his defeat by Joe Biden.
'I am not sure we would’ve had a transition at all,' Barr said in startling video testimony played by the January 6 committee on Thursday.
The hearing, the fifth in a series set to extend into July, focused on Trump’s attempts to pressure the justice department to aid his attempt to overturn the election result – an attempt that culminated in the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021 Continue reading...
Two Georgia officials debunked Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election in their state when the January 6 committee resumed its hearing on Tuesday.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, defended his office’s conduct, explaining that all claims of fraud had been investigated and found to be baseless.
Gabriel Sterling, Raffensperger’s deputy, who went viral for his speech after the election in which he strongly denounced Trump’s baseless insistence that the 2020 election was stolen in Georgia, added that despite the evidence it was hard to get people to believe him. Continue reading...
What happens when Donald Trump, a Bangkok moto-taxi driver, and a Squid Games contestant take the stage in a Bangkok bar late on a Saturday night? It can only mean one thing: an air guitar battle for
It’s a surprise move that is causing speculation of a potential explosive revelation about Donald Trump’s involvement in the January 6 events.
The company that plans to acquire Donald Trump’s fledgling social media business and provide it with $US1.3 billion of funding has revealed it is under investigation by a federal grand jury, threatening completion of the deal.
At the fourth public Capitol riot hearing, US state lawmakers and poll workers described how their lives were upended by threats of violence as Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 US election.
Former president Donald Trump relied on bad data and misleading claims, the former White House covid coordinator testifies.
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
The Supreme Court ruled that abortion is not protected by the U.S. Constitution, opening the door for states to ban the practice. The court’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which came in a 6-3 decision, ends 50 years of abortion as a constitutional right. Former President Donald Trump’s three appointees joined the majority.
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol revealed Thursday that six Republican members of Congress who supported Donald Trump’s lies sought broad presidential pardons for their involvement in the campaign to discredit the election results: Mo Brooks of Alabama, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs of Arizona. “The only reason I know to ask for a pardon is because you think you’ve committed a crime,” noted Republican committee member, Congressmember Adam Kinzinger.
The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol has revealed new details about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure the Justice Department to help him stay in power after he lost the 2020 election. In the committee’s fifth televised public hearing Thursday, former top DOJ officials testified about how Trump urged the department to seize voting machines and declare the election results corrupt. One of the former top DOJ officials who testified was Trump’s former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, who described a phone conversation with President Trump in which he tried to reject his repeated false claims. Donoghue also discussed how he and others were pushed to investigate a baseless conspiracy theory that an Italian defense contractor had hacked a satellite, switching votes from Trump to Biden.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection held its fourth public hearing Tuesday with testimony that included a series of Republican state officials detailing pressure they faced from President Donald Trump and his staff to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Republican Speaker of the Arizona House “Rusty” Bowers described how he was pushed by Trump, John Eastman and Rudy Giuliani to call the Arizona Legislature back into session to investigate what Trump’s team claimed were hundreds of thousands of illegal votes cast by dead people and undocumented immigrants in a greater effort to undo Joe Biden’s win in the state. Bowers refused after Trump’s team wasn’t able to provide evidence of a rigged election — and consequently Bowers and his family became the target of death threats by white supremacist groups and other Trump supporters. “I didn’t want to be used as a pawn,” said Bowers during his live testimony.
Roe vs. Wade was overruled not because of anything about its reasoning, but because Donald Trump was able to appoint three justices to the court who would end abortion rights.
At Donald Trump's "Save America" rally this weekend, Republican US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois hailed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a "historic victory for White life."
Plans to make former president Donald Trump's media company public appear to have hit another roadblock.
With all the speculation about whether -- and if so, when -- former President Donald Trump will announce his candidacy for 2024, there is another big question facing the GOP. Is Trump in the best position to win the Republican nomination?
FBI seized the phone of former President Donald Trump's election attorney John Eastman last week, according to a new court filing from the conservative lawyer.
In her first interview since Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris told CNN's Dana Bash that she never believed former President Donald Trump's Supreme Court picks, whom she voted against in the Senate, would preserve the landmark abortion law.
As the select panel's work continues, a core few people are emerging as vital for their willingness to defy former President Donald Trump's election subversion.
Three posts on Friday night signaled the resurfacing of a figure who used a variety of conspiracy theories to marshal support for Donald J. Trump.
Richard Donoghue, who served as acting deputy attorney general in the Trump administration, talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about former President Donald Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election.